I found last minute inspiration for Third Coast’s 2016 ShortDocs competition and created “A Series of deaths in the Octopus Level” – Listen on the Third Coast Festival website and see competition details here.
Sounds include: A cat toy acting as a spaceship, horrible breath acting, and three different video games.
This episode is based on the article Internet Domain Names in China: Articulating Local Control with Global Connectivity by Séverine Arsène and can be found in the 2015 issue of China Perspectives- ‘Shaping the Chinese Internet‘
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As always, cover art by Tiana Tucker (who makes everything I do look so much better)
I have a hard drive full of sounds (long, short, exciting, excruciatingly dull..) and it’s time to let them go. So I’m finally uploading my field recordings to archive.org. All unedited work will go into the public domain.
So far you can find the sounds of burning leaves and yard work and the crowds and birds at a garden sale (also embedded).
We posted our second episode of Political Food and the first (hopefully of many) that has me feeling excited to be working on this project. We interviewed historian Sarah Emily Duff about the South African treat Hertzoggies. It’s a fun episode and very informative. Find more about it at politicalfoodshow.com.
I’m going to one cooking event and one political event this week so expect more episodes from the field. In the next episode we’re back to the basics with just a general history overview and cooking instruction.
We (collaboration with Olivia Bennett) finally launched the first episode of Political Food. To start the series we go through the legend of Hutspot and how the siege of Leiden crafted this dish. It’s an informative and playful 15min layman’s history lesson and instructions on how to cook. We’re still trying to find the best format for the show and learning through every part of the process, but we’re excited about the concept and doing our best to bring it to life! For more information and the recipe go to our blog post about it at politicalfoodshow.com.
We’re finishing up the next episode on Brigideiros, scheduled for Feb 26th, and next week I’m interviewing a special guest for our third episode on Hertzoggies which is set to go up March 11. Keep up with this show on our website or through twitter and instagram @politicalfoods, facebook/politicalfoods and soundcloud/politicalfoods
Launching a new podcast series called Political Food. The series crosses the earth looking for cuisine that has been shaped by human conflict. We look at military conflict, colonization, and political campaigns while making the cakes, stews and cocktails they produced. Our first episode on the Dutch dish Hutspot and the Dutch War of Independence will be up this month. We’ve also prepared Brigadeiro (a chocolate truffle from Brazil) and Beer Soup (a breakfast item from medieval Germany). For updates on this project you can check out our website: politicalfoodshow.com
This is a partnership with Olivia Bennett at Obralter Photography, who is co-hosting and photographing the recipes.
This month for Pod Academy I interviewed Prof. Olufunmilayo Arewa about her work on copyright law in music. We talked about the history of music copyright, ideas of originality, Pharrell Williams and Frederick Handel.
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Cover art by Tiana Tucker
A short clip from my 2015 piece for Pod Academy “Copyright. Right to Copy?” The full episode can be found at Pod Academy.
A collaboration with Olivia Bennett and the first in our series of Tomb Raider level inspired cocktails. This is our how-to for the Peruvian cocktail the Chilcano:
1oz Pisco (a Peruvian brandy – we went with Don Benedicto)
3 drops Angostura Bitters (a little goes a long way)
Lime Juice (to taste)
Simple Syrup (to taste – again, a little goes a long way)
Ginger Ale (fill to the top)
According to this site the Chilcano started out as a makeshift version of the Italian drink the Buon Giorno (which uses grappa instead of pisco). Italian immigrants to Peru in the mid/late nineteenth century replaced the grappa with the local (read: cheaper) brandy Pisco and the chilcano was born. About two hundred years earlier, Pisco was being developed as a local (read: cheap) alternative to the popular Spanish brandy, Orujo. It’s really a cocktail inspired by thrift and immigration.
For my new podcast with Pod Academy, I talked with Michael Seemann about his publication Digital Tailspin: Ten Rules for the Internet After Snowden. We talk about online privacy, platforms, information power and more. It’s a fresh perspective on understanding personal data.
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